Works well for the price--but it is NOT a hi-speed USB 2.0 printer (and it's noisy)
Tim Idsole, Amazon
22 April 2011
Summary: The printer is a good value, and has worked without problem for the two weeks I've had it. It is much noisier during printing than the other desktop laser printers I've owned--sounds a bit like a jet aircraft revving up. The noise only occurs during the printing process (when not in the act of printing, the printer is dead silent), so the noisiness is quite brief unless you are printing for long stretches of time (in which case you'd want a more durable printer anyway).
Summary: We got this printer to cut down on the expense we were incurring with inkjet printers. By making it the default, and only switching to the inkjet when we NEEDED color, we have saved a fortune already. Also, this printer is fast and seems to be pretty reliable (we've had it 10 months with no hassles.) All of that would normally cause me to give it a five-star rating. However.... Trying to use the manual feed is a nightmare.
Summary: Comments about Brother HL-2040: This printer is fine for printing text on regular 20 lb paper, but don't expect too much more than that. If you need to print labels or envelopes,each one has to be hand fed into the manual feeder, which is flimsy and doesn't always guide the paper in straight. It will not print heavier weight papers very well...
Summary: The print quality is really nice (I have only used it to print text), but the pages curl no matter how thick or thin the paper. I've used cheap copy paper and expensive 30-pound resume paper, all with equal curling. It's kinda noisy when printing, quiets down right after it finishes, and then goes completely silent about 15 minutes after the last page is printed. I use mine for economical home printing since I print a lot.
Summary: I just upgraded from an HL-1440 which died a sudden death last night -- the sheet feeder broke. This one is a little noiser, seems a little flimsier, but boy is it a lot faster. For a $110 -- if I get one year out of it, I figure I'll be money ahead.
Summary: I purchased this to use with my new iBook. The compact size nicely reflects the compact size of my portable iBook. Conectivity is great via USB and it found the printer right away. No complaints here, and I print daily on this machine. Good machine for the price.
Summary: tengo la impresora hl 2040, no se quele pasa pero al momento de mandarle la orden de impresion empieza a ejecutar la misma pero cuando jala la hoja de la bandeja tanto la de abajo como la de arriba al ingresarle la hoja se traba, da la luz roja en donde dice Paper tengo que sacar el toner y la bandeja o quitar la hoja de la parte de arriba que puedo hacer en esas circunstancias... ayuda porfa gracias.... bendiciones y exitos a los lectores.
Summary: Da ich zweimal in der Woche zuhause arbeiten kann, habe ich neben Telefon und Laptop natürlich auch einen Drucker bekommen. Bei dem Drucker handelt es sich um den Brother HL 2040 Schwarz-weiß Laserdrucker. Die Beschaffungskosten: Wieviel mein Arbeitgeber für den Drucker bezahlt hat weiss ich nicht genau, aber Recherchen im Internet haben ergeben, dass der Drucker zwischen 149 €uro und 169 €uro kostet.